History -01 February 2019

Important events of February 01

  • 1786 – Lord Cornwallis becomes Governor General of India.
  • 1790 – For the first time in New York City, ‘Supreme Court of the United States’ was organized.
  • 1793 – France announces war on ‘United Kingdom’ and the Netherlands.
  • 1797 – Lord Cornwallis sworn in as Governor General of Bengal.
  • 1814 – A volcano erupted in the Philippines, about 1,200 people were killed.
  • 1827 – Calcutta Bengal Club was established.
  • 1835 – East India Company leases Darjeeling on Sikkim.
  • 1835 – ‘Ghulami Practice’ was concluded in Mauritius.
  • 1855 – Duly inaugurated East India Railway.
  • 1881 – St. Stephen’s College, Delhi’s oldest college was established.
  • 1884 – Postal insurance scheme came into force.
  • 1884 – The first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary ‘A to Aunt’ was published.
  • 1908 – The ruler of King Carlos I and Prince Louis Philip were murdered in Lisbon and Manuel II became ruler.
  • 1922 – Mahatma Gandhi gave information to the Viceroy of India to accelerate the non-cooperation movement.
  • 1924 – U.S.SR Recognized the United Kingdom
  • 1924 – UK recognizes the Soviet Union.
  • 1949 – ‘Press Trust of India’ has acquired ‘Associated Press of India’.
  • 1953 – More than 2,500 people died in floods in the Netherlands, Belgium, England and Scotland, in which only 1836 people died in the Netherlands.
  • 1956 – South Africa demands the recall of the Consulate of the Union of the Union of Soviet Union.
  • 1958 – Egypt and Syria were merged into ‘United Arab Republic’, which remained till 1961.
  • 1964 – ‘Unit Trust’ was established in India.
  • 1972 – ‘Indian International Aircraft Falling Authority’ was formed.
  • 1974 – 227 people died in a fire in the 25 Majil Bank building in São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 1976 – ‘National Dialogue Committee News’ was formed.
  • 1977 – ‘Indian Coast Guard Force’ was formed.
  • 1977 – Establishment of India’s first National Rail Museum, Delhi
  • 1979 – Ayatollah Khomeini’s arrival in Iran after spending 14 years of exile
  • 1985 – Mohammad Azharuddin made a century in Kanpur and made a world record for three consecutive Tests.
  • 1991 – Nearly 1200 people die in the earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  • 1992 – Chief Justice of Bhopal declares Warren Anderson, former CEO of ‘Union Carbide’ as a fugitive. (Bhopal gas tragedy)
  • 1992 – Union Territory Delhi was given the new name ‘National Capital Region Delhi’.
  • 1994 – José Ana Léso appointed the first High Commissioner of United Nations Human Rights
  • 1998 – Peter Korda wins the title of Australian Open Tennis Championship by defeating Marcelo Rios
  • 1999 – Organization of International Islamic Religious Synonyms (Bangladesh).
  • 1999 – Order issued for publication of key newspaper group ‘Jang’ by Pakistan High Court.
  • 2002 – American journalist Daniel Pearl murdered by the terrorists.
  • 2003 – While returning from space, the ‘Columbia Yan Crisis’ killed seven astronauts, including Kalpana Chawla of India.
  • 2004 – 251 people died and 244 injured in a stampede during the Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
  • 2005 – King Gyanendra removed Prime Minister Sherbahadur Deuba and took all the executive powers for three years.
  • 2006 – United States announces a ten-year ‘American competitive plan’
  • 2007 – IFFCO decides to set up joint venture with Jordanian company JPM
  • 2009 – India defeats New Zealand 2-0 in ‘Punjab Gold Cup Hockey Tournament’ of four countries.
  • 2009 – Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza pair of India won the title of Mixed Doubles for the first time in Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2012 – 74 people killed in a road accident in Port Said, Egypt

The person born on February 01

  • 1854 – Abbas Tyebji – The struggle for India’s independence was revolutionary.
  • 1861 – Brahmabandh Upadhyay – Indian freedom fighter
  • 1915 – Shambhunath Dey – Indian scientist who did research work on cholera bacteria.
  • 1917 – A. Of Hangal – famous actor and television artist
  • 1955 – Satpal Singh – The famous wrestling wrestler of India.
  • 1956 – Brahmanandan, Indian film actor
  • 1957 – Jackie Shroff (Jai Kishan Shroff) film actor
  • 1967 – Sisupala Nathu Patale, Indian Politician
  • 1971 – Ajay Jadeja, cricketer

Death on February 01

  • 1882 – Nain Singh Rawat – the first Indian to discover the Himalayan ranges.
  • 1952 – Ramcharak Singh Sehgal – A man of known journalist and revolutionary sentiments of his time.
  • 1969 – Magan Bhai Desai – was a famous Gandhian thinker and educationist.
  • 2003 – Kalpana Chawla, an Indian American astronaut and space shuttle mission specialist

Important Events and Festivals of February 01

  • Kalpana Chawla Memorial Day
  •  Wrestler Satpal Singh Birthday
  •  Scientist Shri Shambhunath Dey Jayanti
  • Indian Coast Guard Day